The red oak is a fast growing tree. They can grow to over 100 feet tall and can cover a large area with shade. They are especially beautiful in the fall when they turn very vibrant colors.
The pistachio tree does not grow as fast or as tall as the Red Oak but it is a very beautiful tree. Its’ leaves have good fall colors and has a more rounded shape than the oak. Another great attribute for this area is that this tree withstands heat very well.
One of the best trees for this area is the Afghan Pine or “Eldarica Pine”. This is an evergreen tree and keeps its foliage throughout the year. It grows at a rate closer to the Pistachio Tree and can grow up to 60 feet but usually between 30-60 feet. The Eldarica Pine is also an amazing windbreak tree and is used in planting throughout the southwest.